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Range of use

Each bicycle is designed for a specific range of use. This section explains those ranges and the weight limits. The total weight equals the weight of the bicycle + fully geared rider + luggage.

CATEGORY 0

Category 0 cycles are generally 12“ balance bikes and 12“ or 16“ children’s bikes.

 

- For children aged 3 years and up

- Only for use under the supervision of a parent or guardian

- Not permitted on the road

- Not permitted in competitions

- Not suitable for jumps or acrobatics

CATEGORY 1

Category 1 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of racing bikes or fitness bikes (urban bikes).

 

- Solely for asphalt, concrete or paved roads and paths

- Wheels must be kept in permanent contact with the ground

- Permitted in competitions

- Not suitable for drops, jumps or acrobatics

CATEGORY 2

Category 2 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of city, trekking, cross-trekking or cargo bikes, as well as 20“ children’s bikes and 24“ junior bikes.

 

 

- Includes category 1, plus surfaced and naturally firm paths with moderate inclines

- Can be ridden down steps of up to 15 cm / 5.9“, e.g. kerbs

- Not permitted in competitions

- Not suitable for jumps or acrobatics

CATEGORY 3

Category 3 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of mountain bikes designed for cross-country, marathon and touring use, plus bikes in the cyclo-cross and all-track segments.

 

 

- Includes categories 1 and 2, plus rough trails with small obstacles, and unsurfaced routes that require good riding technique

- Permitted in competitions

- Drops and jumps permitted up to a max. height of 60 cm / 23.6“ (with appropriate riding technique)

- Not suitable for acrobatics

CATEGORY 4

Category 4 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of mountain bikes designed for all-mountain use.

 

 

- Includes categories 1, 2 and 3

- Larger obstacles and higher speeds require increased riding skills

- Permitted in competitions

- Drops and jumps permitted up to a max. height 120 cm / 47.2“ (with appropriate riding technique)

- Not suitable for acrobatics

CATEGORY 5

Category 5 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of mountain bikes designed for enduro/freeride/downhill use.

 

 

- Includes categories 1, 2, 3 and 4, plus very fast and very demanding terrain with extreme inclines

- Very high demands on riding skill

- Permitted in competitions

- Long drops and jumps permitted (with appropriate riding technique)

- Not suitable for acrobatics

WARNING

If your use of a bicycle applies more stress than the specified range of use for which it is intended, the bicycle and/or its parts may be damaged or break. A bicycle that is damaged may limit your control and cause you to fall. Do not ride in conditions that apply more stress than the specified range of use of the bicycle. In case of any questions, consult your GHOST service department.

 

*MAX. ALLOWED TOTAL WEIGHT

**MAX. ALLOWED TOTAL DRIVER'S WEIGHT